Monday, March 2, 2009

Farm Life


Lately, I find myself daydreaming about living on a farm. In a big old farmhouse, with my vegetables all planted in rows, and chickens out in the barn. A big red barn, of coarse. Maybe some horses and cows out in the pasture.


We have even been looking at properties which would fit the bill for a mini-farm. Unfortunately, I do not think it's going to work out for us. Have you priced 15 acres with an old house on it lately? Ouch!


I'm thinking this will have to do for now. Did you know that some people raise chickens in their backyards? I didn't. The appeal of gathering fresh organic eggs from my own backyard is growing on me. Now all I have to do is convince my husband that we need 4 or 5 pet chickens. And a little red barn-style coop. It's all about the red barn, I tell you.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/chickens-on-farm-14775.aspx

2 comments:

Varenia said...

I love this post! My husband and kids were trying to talk me into chickens, too, because really they all want to live on a farm. My kids don't really get that we don't live in a "farm area" here in Orange County :) As appealing as little baby chicks are, I'm going to have to pass for now. I can't commit to anything else at the present moment that I may need to clean up after!

Congrats on the dress, too! I'll let you know as soon as I send it off to you, and of course I'd love to see a photo if little Sara Lynn in it!

Mother of Purl said...

Just found your blog (while looking for sewing and knitting blogs) and I can't beleve what I'm reading! Sounds alot like me! I live in Montgomery and dream about living on a real farm with chickens and cows and a garden, etc. I think my family will have to settle for a couple of acres in Eclectic, though. Bummer. Love your site.